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Hodge, Nick – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
The experiences of disabled people suggest that ableism insidiously and invasively impacts upon the practice of counselling and related therapies. This article critiques a particular account of psychotherapy with a child with the label of autism to illustrate how ableism can disrupt the process of empathy and negate the therapeutic experience. In…
Descriptors: Autism, Disabilities, Psychotherapy, Children
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Hooley, Tristram; Watts, A. G.; Sultana, Ronald G.; Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
This article examines the Blueprint framework for career management skills as it has been revealed across sequential implementations in the USA, Canada and Australia. It is argued that despite its lack of an empirical basis, the framework forms a useful and innovative means through which career theory, practice and policy can be connected. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Career Development, Career Education
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Gilat, Itzhak; Rosenau, Sarah – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
Inspired by positive psychology, the present research explores the manner in which school counsellors perceive the meaning of success in their work. Data were collected by means of a narrative questionnaire in which 66 school counsellors were requested to write a detailed description of a well-remembered successful experience and to answer two…
Descriptors: Psychology, Research, School Counselors, Data Collection
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Jenkins, Peter; Palmer, Joanne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The primary objective of this study was to explore perceptions of UK school counsellors of confidentiality and information sharing in therapeutic work with children and young people, using qualitative methods. The research design employed a two-stage process, using questionnaires and follow-up interviews, with a small, non-random sample of school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Power-Elliott, Michleen; Harris, Gregory E. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The purpose of this exploratory-descriptive study was to examine how guidance counsellors in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador would handle a specific verbal-relational bullying incident. Also of interest was guidance counsellor involvement and training in bullying programmes and Positive Behaviour Supports. Data for this study was…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Questionnaires
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Truneckova, Deborah; Viney, Linda L. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
With increasing focus on the mental health of young people by schools, greater attention is directed to the responsiveness and effectiveness of models of psychological practice in schools. A model will be presented with a coherent theoretical structure within which the school counsellor can understand the diverse psychological symptoms and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Models, School Psychology
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Cooper, Helen; Mackenzie Davey, Kate – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
Career decision-making research has focused primarily on occupation change as a discrete event and emphasised occupational mobility. Not all of those who consider changing occupation do so though, and this study explored the narrative accounts of nine female teachers who had considered leaving the profession, but remained teaching at midlife.…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Occupational Mobility, Teacher Persistence, Females
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Robson, Maggie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
This overview sets therapeutic work with children in context. It begins with a rationale for why this work is necessary and describes and explores the needs and rights of children and young people. Resilience as a factor in mitigating the effects of distress is discussed and an overview of the history of therapeutic work is offered. Different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Therapy, Children, Child Abuse
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Tatar, Moshe – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2009
Many studies have reported teaching to be a stressful occupation. One of the most valuable coping strategies that teachers may employ is turning for help when pressed. This research is aimed at encouraging a deeper understanding of the factors related to teacher's actual turning for help to a school counsellor or to a teacher colleague. 281…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Coping, Stress Variables, Teaching (Occupation)
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Lundahl, Lisbeth; Nilsson, Goran – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2009
Few studies have researched career guidance and information policies, particularly at the regional and local level. This article analyses Sweden's national governance of career guidance in schools from 1950 to 2007, and governance at the local level in today's highly decentralised Swedish educational system. The analysis is based on national…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Public Policy
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Christianson, Carley L.; Everall, Robin D. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2009
School counselling is a unique discipline involving the provision of personal, social, and educational counselling to youth in schools. Since school counsellors work closely with at-risk children and adolescents they frequently encounter suicidal youth as clients. In this study, a qualitative grounded theory method was used to explore school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Counselor Client Relationship, Suicide
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Tatar, Moshe; Amram, Sima – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
Exposure to terror seriously threatens the well-being of children and adolescents. School mental health professionals cope simultaneously with the counselling needs of their clients and with their own fears and doubts. This report is based on two studies. The first study was concerned with the perceptions of Israeli adolescents of the place of…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Student Attitudes, Mental Health Workers, Children
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Best, Ron – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
This issue of the journal brings together six educationalists with distinctive concerns about the range and quality of support needed and given to children and young people who experience difficulties in managing school or college. Their foci are very different: the "impact of fathers" (present or absent) on the young person's attitude…
Descriptors: Individual Development, National Curriculum, Holistic Approach, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harris, Belinda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
Schools in the UK and beyond continue to experience the damaging effects of "top down," "one size fits all" "outcome-based" educational reforms. Educators struggle to meet the dual demands of a punishing performativity- and accountability-driven regime alongside the personal, social, emotional and learning needs of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Emotional Development, Students, Foreign Countries